North East Garage Door Specialists SC Door Co, discuss how to keep your garage warm and dry during the cold winter months.
With rising energy costs across the UK and higher costs predicted, there’s never been a more important time to ensure your garage is kept dry and warm during the cold and wet winter months, to help reduce your energy costs as much as possible.
Here are some top tips we have put together to keep your garage warm and dry this winter.
Invest in an Insulated Garage Door
By investing in an Insulated Garage Door you are keeping the heat in and the cold out. If your garage is attached to your house, a garage door can be a source of heat loss in your home. A garage door that is not insulated can cause cold air to reach other parts of the house, especially any rooms that are directly above or next to the garage. Cold air entering other rooms will lead to a greater need for central heating to warm the home and therefore increasing your energy bills. The colder temperatures can also potentially cause damage to equipment stored in the garage. An insulated garage door provides you with extra insulating materials as well as a greater amount of steel. This results in a much thicker and a more robust garage door. Purchasing an insulated garage door is a great investment in the long run.
Repair Or Replace the Garage Door Seals
Garage door seals help to keep out the elements and play a crucial role in insulating your garage by keeping warm air in and the cold air out. A seal should be checked for any damage which can cause rainwater, or debris to enter the garage, as well as heat loss from inside the garage.
A Garage Door Bottom Seal is a strip of material placed at the bottom of the garage door. When the garage door closes, the material compresses, sealing the gap along the floor.
Garage Door Threshold Seal is similar to the bottom seal on a garage door, but it is attached to the garage floor itself rather than the door. A threshold can be used together with a bottom door seal.
The benefits of including threshold or bottom seals to your garage door include;
- Stops rain water coming under the garage door. Rainwater that comes underneath your garage door can damage the contents, create damp, mould and rust as well as potentially damaging any electrical items stored in the garage.
- Stops heat from escaping under your garage door, making your garage warmer.
- Stops debris and leaves from getting into the garage.
Insulate the Garage Walls
Walls are a source of heat loss and just like the walls in the rest of your home, they require insulation to keep heat in. If your garage walls feel cold, you could benefit from adding more insulation. There are a few insulation options available to help raise the temperature inside the garage. You should use a trusted professional to help you with your selection if you’re unsure on what wall insulation is best to use.
If you want to keep your garage warm this winter and keep the cold out, the team at SC Door Co are here to help and advise. Our garage door specialists supply, install, and service garage doors across the North East and Northumberland. To get a free survey or quote, simply get in touch with us today, or call us on 01913361491, we’re happy to answer all enquiries.